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Jane Hart's blog on modernising workplace learning

Jane Hart's blog on modernising workplace learning
It’s a hardhitting headline – and one that I copied from a recent post I found on THE Journal – Personalized Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Video Watching: Last Gasps of the Old Education, In that article, the authors argue that “personalized instruction, flipped classrooms, video watching, etc., etc. are the last gasps of the old, “education as acquiring stuff” model; they are attempts at putting a patina of new on an old, outmoded, broken and ultimately ineffective educational model.” Like many, they believe that “‘education as acquiring stuff” model is broken, and that the hordes of job hunters are the proof that education is not preparing students for the economic realities of the global marketplace” . They believe that “social learning, inquiry learning, just-in-time learning, and learning-by-doing, will become the dominant pedagogies. The focus must be on process, must be on skills such as the 4Cs (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity). Why?

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Employee-driven innovation and workplace learning: Exploring present realities, future possibilities and enduring challenges - LLinE Employee-driven innovation and workplace learning: Exploring present realities, future possibilities and enduring challenges Innovation as EU-mantra Innovation is the new mantra of EU policies and organizational mission statement. Just as "skills-deficit" discourses dominated policies for more than a decade and demanded lifelong learning solutions, the narratives of innovation are now being increasingly linked to a new set of challenges for reformulated versions of lifelong learning to meet.

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Classroom Management: Using Gaming Elements Gamification is a term you may have heard in passing, but probably like most of us, are unsure what exactly it means. Simply put, gamification involves using the principles of classroom games to motivate and engage students. We all know that children love video games, and we can see that these game designers really know how to hook our children.

How we will learn How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation’s values. With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create their own interpretations of democracy in America. LeadChange LeadChange workshops inaward-winning leadershipprogramme (Informatology 2011 Peer awards for excellence - Exceptional Learning and Development) Introduction This award-winning leadership programme was developed for a multinational FTSE 250 company with operational business units throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. All About Inquiry-Based Learning Inquiry-based learning is not a new teaching strategy. In fact, you most likely learned about it in college while studying about John Dewey’s educational reform. Dewey set out to advocate child-centered learning that was based on inquiry and real-world experiences. Unfortunately, in today’s educational system, children are less likely to inquire and ask questions, and more likely to be subservient and listen. Inquiry-based learning is meant to change that. Inquiry implies that students will get involved and ask questions which leads to better understanding.

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